After having spent the last month and a half studying up to twelve hours a day, you better believe that Tuesday night was a night to celebrate for the first year law students at University of Texas. Directly after the final ended, some immediately started drinking, others napped, and others just sat dumbfounded in shock. By 8PM all of my new friends were ready to begin the festivities of the night. The evening was started by a three-man race to a restaurant/bar called Trudy’s. The contestants had to tie themselves together, run to each destination, chug a large beer, and then keep running. Nat and I made the wise decision of simply being spectators, but quickly realized that in order to continue to gawk at our friends, we had to actually run after them. The plan quickly deteriorated, so we decided to just walk directly to Trudy’s with one other friend.
After Trudy’s, we headed to a peer’s house prior to hitting the town. During the evening, somehow Star Wars came up and I was shocked and appalled to hear that one of Nat’s friends had never seen the original trilogy. Out of sheer shock and offense, my gut reaction was to slap him. Harsh I realize, but he also said he didn’t know Harrison Ford was in the movies which I think merited a slap. I apologized, and shortly thereafter we headed downtown.
A larger group of law students had rented a party bus to head downtown, but we had something better. It only cost my one dollar, and is totally green – public transportation. We took some silly pictures while we waited, and I guess we were having so much fun that a homeless man decided to join us so we took a picture together. Quite the rowdy crowd!
|Note our new homeless friend on the bottom right|
At the bar, we meet up with the rest of the first year law students. Some were dressed like elves, Santa’s ladies, or just themselves but covered in green glitter. After a while, some of us went on a quest to find a dance floor and break it down. Unfortunately, we realized it was still Tuesday, so dancing was scarce. We snuck onto the third floor of a bar, only to get escorted down. After one of our friends fell down the stairs on the way down, we went from escorted down to out. Since everyone is done with school and I don’t have a job, I really feel like we are living the dream and constantly on vacation. I wish this feeling would never end.
I am also feeling the holiday spirit here in Austin! Check out the huge tree! I felt like such a little kid spinning in circles under the tree. I got really dizzy but held my ground. One of our friends tried to spin but completely fell on the ground.
|Nat and Erica under the Christmas tree made of lights|
|Spinning under the tree!|